Museum Architecture: Legorreta + Legorreta Elements

LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA ELEMENTS

The new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History building is an innovative work of architecture designed by the highly acclaimed architectural firm, Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City.  The architect describes the 166,000-square-foot facility as a very happy environment – a building for kids, young people and adults. Some of the signature architectural Legorreta elements include:

  • Bright colors of Latin America including deep red, yellow, blue, bright pink, and purple

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Signature Legorreta + Legorreta elements abound in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
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Museum Architecture - About the Architects

ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

In memory of Ricardo Legorreta
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers memorial condolences to the family and the company of Ricardo Legorreta. The visionary architect’s playfully practical design for the Museum’s campus (completed in 2009) has established not only a landmark addition to the Fort Worth Cultural District but also a beacon of learning, entertainment, and enlightenment for the world’s community of progressive museums.

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Legorreta + Legorreta, architects of the new Museum, describe the new building as a “very happy environment, a building for kids, young people and adults.
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Exhibits Coming Soon

Discovery Labs on Wheels

Discovery Lab on Wheels 

Bring the Museum to your classroom with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Discovery Lab on Wheels.  We offer a variety of programs to meet you curricular needs.

School Based Programming

Planning Your Visit

 

Fort Worth Children's Museum

FORT WORTH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The Fort Worth Children’s Museum harkens back to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s humble beginnings in a house on Summit Street. The Museum was chartered as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum in 1941.

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The Fort Worth Children’s Museum, designed for children 8 and under, encourages opportunities for children to play, knowing that at this age level, children learn through play.
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DinoLabs & DinoDig

DIG INTO DINOLABS & DINODIG

Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard?  DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site.

Become a member to experience these exhibits for free.


DINOLABS

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DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of North Texas dinosaurs to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site.
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Energy Blast

ENERGY BLAST

Energy Blast tells the dynamic story of energy resources in North Texas through a unique combination of science and history, bringing physics, technology, and innovative thinking to life as you are asked to explore geophysical formations, calculate drilling depths and directions, and to experiment with new resources. 

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Through interactive exhibits, multimedia, dioramas, and learning stations, Energy Blast immerses you into the world of regional energy and alternative energy resources.
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Cattle Raisers Museum

Cattle Raisers Museum

About the Museum

The Cattle Raisers Museum is located on the second floor of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 

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The Cattle Raisers Museum is a 10,000-square-foot exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history of the cattle industry.
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150 of Fort Worth History

150 Years of Fort Worth at Fire Station 1 is now closed.
Thank you for your support of this exhibit. We invite you to
visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at
1600 Gendy Street in the Cultural District.


 

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Fun Fact
The OMNI Theater's projector, housed beneath the seats, is 6 feet tall and weights 1 ton.

Omni Survey

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